TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery board of directors will hold its monthly meeting 11 a.m. Thursday, November 19, in the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss holiday observances and events, potential fund-raising options, and review job descriptions for potential modifications.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING TO SEPARATE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

UPDATE 10 a.m.: The city clerk has sent out an amended agenda that lists the amount needed as $1,650,000, not $650,000 as originally reported.

The Twentynine Palms City Council has called a special meeting tonight to begin the process of turning the fire department over to the county. Reporter

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO WINNERS

More than 300 people attended the opening reception for the third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition’s juried art show, held November 13 at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Out of 100 artist entries, 52 artists were juried into the exhibition, and six received special awards for their work.

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COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association will hold a Thanksgiving service 6 p.m. Sunday, November 22, at Smith’s Ranch, 4584 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. The celebration of thanks will be followed by light refreshments. For more information, call Pastor LeeAnn Clarke at 760-367-3840.

FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR THANKSGIVING VOLUNTEERS

Food For Life will be putting on the Betty Garrett Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Please note the time, (from 1 to 4 p.m.) as it is different from our usual

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MANDATORY ATHLETIC MEETING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

A meeting will be held 7 pm. tomorrow (Thursday, November 19), for parents and student athletes at Twentynine Palms High School. Students who will be participating a winter sport and who have never attended an athletic meeting at Twentynine Palms High School must attend this meeting with their parent or

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN LINKED TO MULTIPLE BURGLARIES

A Twentynine Palms man linked to multiple burglaries was arrested early Friday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents in the 6200 block of Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms reported about 4 a.m. Friday that sometime Thursday night, their two vehicles parked in their driveway had been broken into, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN STEALS CAR FROM CASINO PARKING LOT

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of stealing a vehicle from the Tortoise Rock Casino parking lot. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a 1999 Dodge truck was at Tortoise Rock Casino about midnight Saturday. When he was ready to leave about 2:30 a.m.,

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SUNSHINE AND LOCKERS AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees meet in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says sunshine and lockers will dominate the meeting… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its meeting at 5 p.m. tonight with a closed session to discuss employee contract negotiations. Then,

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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

A routine traffic stop in Twentynine Palms resulted in an arrest for drug possession Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about 10:30 a.m. near Manzanita and Sullivan Roads for having an expired registration. During the stop, the deputy asked if there was anything illegal

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says a cell tower and an extension are on the agenda… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will begin its meeting at 6 p.m. tonight with a public hearing on a proposed new Verizon Wireless cell tower aimed

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CHP OFFERS “AGE WELL DRIVE SMART” CLASSES FOR SENIORS

The California Highway Patrol is offering classes in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley for drivers age 55 and older. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… “Age Well Drive Smart” are free classes being offered by the California Highway Patrol. The goal is to help seniors maintain their driving independence

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THEATRE 29 ENJOYING SOLD-OUT PERFORMANCES

Theatre 29 is coming of the incredibly successful run of the “Addams Family Musical.” ROP Broadcast Student Logan Hardy talked with a theater representative who highlighted a key backstage volunteer… Theatre 29 has had a very successful season. We asked a Theatre 29 spokesman how he thought it was going,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YEARBOOK OFFERS LOCAL ADVERTISING

The Twentynine Palms High School yearbook is in the process of being published for the 2015-16 year. ROP Broadcast student, and yearbook editor-in-chief Tiara Tufford says local businesses can buy advertising… Twentynine Palms High School Yearbook has won numerous awards throughout the years including the Walsworth gallery of excellence for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STILL UNDEFEATED, CIF ROUND 2 AWAY FRIDAY

The Twentynine Palms varsity Wildcats defeated visiting Ontario Christian 41-0 in the first round of the Northwest Division CIF playoff bracket Friday night. The Wildcats led 27-0 at half, and added 14 points after the break in a dominating victory. The first score of the game was a 24-yard touchdown

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LEARN HOW TO SET UP A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting in Yucca Valley on Monday, November 16. Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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SNOWBIRDS MIGRATING TO THE DESERT

With winter months approaching, Park Ranger Pam Tripp shares some bird watching tips… The Snowbird is a common winter migrant easily recognized by its lightly covered, bright colored plumage. Traveling in well-appointed nests, they usually arrive in early January to take advantage of the warmer temperatures in the Mohave and

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of November is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter David Knutson has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, September

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LEARNING ABOUT DRUG COURT

Opportunities in local drug court careers is an interest of ROP broadcast student Teresia Hall. She interviewed a substance abuse counselor and offers this story… Working with your local drug court can be exciting and give you lots of opportunities to help better your life. Talking with Wanda Tomlinson, a

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING MULTIPLE VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

At least three vehicles were burglarized in Twentynine Palms Wednesday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, residents in the 7000 block of 49 Palms Avenue, 6900 and 7000 block of Juniper Avenue reported their vehicles had been broken into overnight. Items reported stolen include debit and credit cards, duffle bag, music

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